Kathmandu: A medium intensity earthquake struck Kathmandu in Nepal during wee hours on Wednesday. No loss of life or property has been reported as of yet. Also Read - Nepali Climbers Reach Kathmandu After Scaling K2 For 1st Time, Receive a Hero's Welcome
The tremors of magnitude 4.8 on the Richter Scale were felt in the capital at around 6:14 AM. The epicentre of the shallow quake was about 27 km WNW of Kirtipur in Nepal at a depth of 28.7 km, reported the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Also Read - International Flights: Kathmandu-New Delhi Flight Services Likely to Resume From Next Week
As per National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC), Nepal, two more quakes were felt in on Wednesday morning. Tremors of 5.2 and 4.3 magnitudes struck Naubise in Dhading district at 6:29 AM and 6:40 AM respectively. Also Read - No Seven-day Quarantine Mandatory in Nepal For Tourists Having COVID Negative Report
The country was hit by a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake in April, 2015. Nearly 9,000 people were killed in the tragedy. As per the scientists, who had accurately mapped the movement of the quake, the earthquake was more complicated, with multi-stage movements on multiple faults, than smooth models of continuous rupture on a single fault plane.